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Alexander Technique: Balance Your Left and Right Sides  
TUE 7–9:30PM · 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16 · $185
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
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Do you ever feel like two actors are living inside your body? You have your dominant side: strong, sturdy, and reliable; and your non-dominant side:  receptive, fluid, and unstable. What if the relaxation, vocal power, and good posture you crave was as simple as bringing each side of your body up to competency? What if this easily and quickly cured your neck tension, knee pain, and tight hips?

In this unique class you will learn the Reembody Method—a cutting-edge system to balance your left and right sides. You will also learn the Alexander Technique—a time-honored method used by actors to escape habitual ways of thinking, doing, and moving.

Embody your acting and your life! Open to all levels, actors and non actors alike


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Posture, Body Presence and Peace – Learn about the Alexander Technique

Free Public Lecture as Part of San Francisco State University’s Institute for Holistic Health Speaker Series

Dec 10th, 7-8:30 pm
Location SCI 101



Alexander Technique is a time-honored method to improve posture, breath and movement. Alexander students learn how to use the mind to stop tension habits, gaining more freedom and control in life. Research shows that the technique helps with low back pain, knee osteoarthritis and performance anxiety. Come to this lecture and learn a few skills to free your neck and move with more ease.



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Alexander Technique for Mind Body Balance Open to Actors and Non-Actors Alike

5-week workshop ~ April 2018 ~ TUE 7–9:30PM · 4/3,  4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1· $185

Berkeley Rep School of Theatre
2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
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Alexander Technique is a time-honored method used by actors to improve posture, breath, and movement. Effective movement liberates your acting skills and enriches your life. As you stop responding to the world in a habitual manner, new avenues of physical ease and creativity open up. Discover the Alexander Technique for body-mind balance. Let your body’s physical genius emerge!


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Free your Voice & Free your Neck
2-hr Seminar!

Sunday 1–3pm · 2/19 · $35 early-bird by Feb 18 or $40 drop-in
Giggling Lotus Yoga
2325 3rd Street, Studio 318
San Francisco CA 94701

Discover how the Alexander Technique can free your voice and take your asana practice from effort to ease. Alexander Technique, sometimes called “the actors’ secret” is a time-honored method for developing vocal power and physical poise.

Together we will:

Identify psychological triggers and accompanying tension reactions
Learn anatomical keys for vocal support
Practice a reliable method for transforming tension habits
Open the throat, use the bones as resonators and breathe
Experience instant relief from Alexander Technique hands-on guidance

This workshop is appropriate for yoga teachers and anyone wishing to develop presence, ease and power as a communicator.

HH 450 Somatic Education & Holistic Health
with Elyse Shafarman & Cliff Smyth
Thursdays 4:10–6:55 pm · 1/23/17 – 5/18/17

Gymnasium 114
San Francisco State University
1900 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

Survey of somatic traditions such as Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Aikido, Biogenetics, Hakomi, Reflexology, Rolfing, Trager and yoga therapy. History, philosophy, and sensory awareness methods of Somatics, from a self-care education approach.

Watch for upcoming classes:

  • Yoga and Alexander Technique (currently offering private sessions)
  • The Singing Body – Embodied Voice and Alexander Technique with Francesca Genco
  • Want a specially developed class for your worksite or for your acting, singing or dance troupe? Contact me for booking details